Renowned scholar, researcher, writer Dr Jameel Jalibi passes away

Renowned scholar, researcher, writer and former vice chancellor of the University of Karachi Dr Mohammad Jameel Khan better known as Jameel Jalibi passed away in Karachi on Thursday morning. He was 90. Jalibi is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

Jalibi was born on July 30, 1929, into a Yousufzai family of Aligarh. He is the author of over 40 books on criticism, research and culture, including Pakistan: The Identity of Culture, Tanqeed aur Tajarba and Nai Tanqeed.

His most remarkable literary accomplishment is penning down of Tareekh-i-Adab-i-Urdu (history of Urdu literature).

His another compilation which became immensely popular was Arastu say Eliot tak (From Aristotle to T.S. Eliot).

According to Dawn, Dr Jalibi received his early education in his hometown Aligarh and passed his high school examination from Saharanpur. He completed his intermediate and graduation from a college in Meerut.

He migrated to Pakistan in 1947, and did LLB, MA, PhD and DLitt degrees there. He served in the University of Karachi (KU) as vice chancellor from 1983 to 1987.